Aeroflot has announced a new promotion scheme pilots


The Board of “Aeroflot” made the decision from 1 October 2017 to introduce an extra system to encourage pilots quarterly award “for diligent, long-lasting and flawless work”, according to the message carrier.

At the experience from one year to two years the airline will pay 75 thousand rubles., with experience of two to three years — 150 thousand, with the experience of more than three years — 240 thousand rubles.

As the message carrier, it is the next step to ensuring a decent income and social protection pilots. Aeroflot hopes that such support will help keep highly skilled pilots.

In June, “Kommersant” reported on mass transfer in Asia. According to the newspaper, over the past two and a half years, I went to work, more than 300 commanders of aircraft and instructors (about 100 of them in China), another 400 people are in the employment process. Mass care personnel is also affected airlines S7, Ural airlines “Volga-Dnepr” and “VIM-Avia”.

The demand for pilots in China will continue to remain high for several years, despite the large influx of foreign pilots, said RBC representative of the European division of recruitment agencies Union Aviation. According to him, this is due to the active construction of new airports and the increased traffic of Chinese airlines.

By the end of 2016, according to the International air transport Association (IATA), the volume of passenger traffic increased by 11.8% to 487,8 million people.

General Director of “Aeroflot” Vitaly Savelyev on the sidelines of the SPIEF-2017 reported that the company has a deficit of Russian KVS (the commander of the aircraft. — RBC), and confirmed that “the pilots trooped away in Asia and China, where wages in half to two times higher.” As reported by the representative of the carrier with reference to words Savelyev, the airline has five times increased the salary, but “no longer sees opportunities for growth” as the co-pilot gets 320-350 thousand, FAC — 470 thousand rbl., and instructor — more than 500 thousand rubles.

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To attract flight personnel 13 June, Aeroflot introduced a lump-sum payment when the employment of flight crews for the aircraft commander — 650 thousand rubles, for the second pilot — 350 thousand rubles. While the pay will be only those pilots who are employed for the first time in the airline or who returned after more than three years after the dismissal.

“This is not the solution to problems with the flow of pilots abroad. It is necessary to comprehensively to increase the salaries of flight crews,” — said the President of the Sheremetyevo trade Union of flight personnel (SPLS) Igor Delduca. According to him, in this case the payout will depend “on the good faith of the head” and can lead to separation of the team.

The editor of the portal Avia.ru Roman Gusarov notes that this practice is common in airlines. “Expenses “Aeroflot” will surely increase, but the carrier’s payment of premiums will be cheaper than the significant indexation of wages,” he adds.

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, Aeroflot had about 2.2 thousand pilots and the FAC. According to the calculations of the senior partner of the consulting group “neo Centre” Alexander Shkrebela, with an average salary of about 400 rubles the satisfaction of the trade Union (indexation of wages 38%) would cost the airline an additional 5 billion rubles per year, while quarterly bonuses up to 240 thousand rbl will require not more than 3 billion of annual expenses. According to analysts “VTB the Capital” Olga, Boltrukevich, expenses of “Aeroflot” on staff will increase by 2.2 billion rubles in 2017, and 4 billion rubles in 2018.

According to the annual report of Aeroflot, the cost of labor in 2016 increased by 16.3% to 64.7 billion rubles, which accounted for 13% of the company’s total revenue. Quarterly bonuses along with a lump sum payment upon employment of a new aircrew will lead to additional expenditure growth of Aeroflot personnel by 3% in 2017 and 5% in 2018, according to Boltrukevich. While EBITDA will decline by 3-4%, she adds.

The representative of airline “Russia” has refused to comment on the possibility of introducing additional incentives for pilots. In a press-service of “Victory” did not respond to a request RBC.

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